The University of Washington Rome Center, together with Italiaidea language school, is proud to present the Cinema of Director Francesca Archibugi.

Don't miss these events!


@ 6:00 pm

Screening of LEZIONI DI VOLO (Flying Lessons, 2007)


@ 5:15 pm

Screening of QUESTIONE DI CUORE (A Stroke of Luck, 2009)

followed by meeting with guest Director FRANCESCA ARCHIBUGI

+ reception for everyone!


LEZIONI DI VOLO (Flying Lessons, 2007)

A pair of teenage classmates known as "Chicken" and "Curry" for the fact that they are virtually inseparable attempt to cover for the fact that they both failed their high school finals by claiming that "Curry" is in the midst of an identity crisis that can only be solved by returning to his homeland of India with his Jewish best friend. While the ruse works wonderfully on the parents of both students, the impromptu journey of self-discovery takes an unexpected detour when "Curry" locates his sister and becomes captivated by the country he first despised, and "Chicken" falls for an older medic working for Doctors Without Borders after entering a synagogue for the first time in his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

QUESTIONE DI CUORE (A Stroke of Luck, 2009)

Angelo and Alberto have nothing in common. Angelo is a typical family man, married with children, running his own business garage; Alberto is a screenwriter, a man of abstract ideas, a loner unable to fully commit to his girlfriend. A heart attack brings both men face to face with mortality, and they meet each other when they share a hospital room. The two men become close friends against all odds and end up learning a lot from each other. The story of a special friendship and the things that really matter in life, told with a light touch and keen humour. ~ Italian Film Festival in Scotland